Mebust Sets Pool Record, Mammoths Topple Springfield for Senior Day Win

Mebust Sets Pool Record, Mammoths Topple Springfield for Senior Day Win

AMHERST, Mass. – Finishing off their dual meet action, No. 17 Amherst men's swimming and diving notched a senior day win, downing Springfield College by a 166-110 margin as Sean Mebust '20 set a new pool record in the 100 breaststroke on Sunday afternoon at Pratt Pool.

Celebrating the accomplishments of their senior class prior to the meet, including their four-year overall record of 26-6 including today's meet, Amherst improves to 6-2 while the Pride drop to 4-10.

The Mammoths' will travel to Middlebury College for the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championships in their next competition, which begins on Feb. 13th.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Kicking off proceedings with a first place finish in the 200 medley relay, the senior quartet of Craig Smith '20, Sean Mebust '20, Jack Koravos '20, and Eric Wong '20 swam for a time of 1:33.26.
  • Peter Baird '22 swam nearly eight seconds faster than Springfield's James Chan to take first in the 400 IM (4:08.63).
  • Cruising past the field in the 200 freestyle, Scott Romeyn '22 touched the wall in 1:42.67 at the 200 freestyle, before Kou Li '21 upheld the Mammoths' consecutive wins with a time of 23.78 in the 50 backstroke.
  • Tallying another win for the home side in the 50 breaststroke, Mebust landed in first with a time of 26.71 seconds.
  • Wong, Mitch Mortenson '23, and Jack Dengler '22 swept the top-spots in the 100 butterfly as Wong led the field with a time of 52.39 seconds.
  • Koravos won his first individual competition on the day with a 21.21 mark in the 50 freestyle, before Bennett Fagan '20 and Tom Amsbry '22 kicked off the diving events (3-meter) with NCAA B-cut scores of 304.05 and 289.58, respectively.
  • Tristan So '21 brought home another nine points for Amherst with a first place time of 46.81 in the 100 freestyle, while Smith swam for another first place finish in the 100 backstroke (50.65).
  • Just before the meet went to exhibition, Mebust added to his successful performance with a pool record in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 56.35, knocking off the previous record (56.81) set by Elijah Spiro in 2018.
  • Despite the scores not counting to the overall score, Fagan (301.88) and Amsbry (284.02) also notched NCAA B-cut scores on the 1-meter board.
  • The Mammoths' also saw a new pool record as Romeyn, Smith, Wong, and Koravos swam for a time of 1:23.24 to knock off the previous record of 1:24.13 from 2017.